NY Giants strength of schedule is already a concern for 2023

Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, NY Giants. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

It has been less than a week since the 2022 season came to a close for the NY Giants, and people are already looking ahead to next September. The G-Men shocked the world with their 9-7-1 record in the regular season, and they opened up even more eyes with their Wild Card Round win over the Minnesota Vikings. So, what’s coming in 2023?

The Giants are going to have high expectations in Year 2 of the Brian Daboll and Joe Schoen era. Daniel Jones is coming off the best season of his career, and with him expected to land a multi-year deal sooner than later, Jones will need to live up to the hype next fall.

Come next season, though, the Giants won’t have the favorable kind of schedule they had in front of them this past campaign. Matter of fact, if you take a look at opposing team’s winning percentages from ’22, NY will be faced with the third-toughest schedule starting Week 1.

NY Giants have a less than favorable schedule in 2023

In 2022, the Giants entered the season with the easiest schedule (based on estimated wins) and they were able to take advantage of that, while also recording upset wins over the Titans, Packers, Ravens and more.

Come next season, though, things aren’t going to be easy for Daboll and Jones, plus Saquon Barkley if he returns in ’23.


A quick look at things has plenty of games that people are going to circle on their calendars once the official schedule comes out. Non-divisional home games against the Seahawks, Packers, Rams and Patriots will be tough. Don’t forget about the NFC East showdowns either.

Then for the non-divisional away games, trips to Buffalo, San Francisco, Miami will surely have the Giants as strong underdogs. It’ll be on Jones to try and record some more magic, but it won’t be easy.

Schoen is going to have a lot of work to do this offseason with free agency and the draft. It’ll help the Giants in ’23 and beyond, but things sure are looking difficult already here for next year.